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Evangelism is the work of the Holy Spirit
Jesus said in John 6:63, "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing". All our talents, personality or promotion will do very little. The work of winning people to Christ is a work that only the Holy Spirit can accomplish, yet He asks us to be the vessels to work through.
We Need You
We are not a "one man show". We have found our work alone is of little effort unless the church body is with us in this effort. We do not have a stunning Hollywood show, but are a couple committed to serving our Savior with the talents and abilities He has blessed us with.
The Pastor is the Key
The most influential voice in the life of the church comes from the pulpit.
The Pastor can, through his weekly sermons motivate and teach his people on how to prepare for these meetings and the importance of reaching people with the Gospel.
Raise visibility of your ministry through promotion
Publicity and advertising are essential part of an effective outreach. Yet research has shown that very few will attend because of advertising alone. However, good publicity and advertising will set the stage for your church people to invite their friends and neighbors. Whenever, the people of a church take an active role in reaching out to their neighbors in advance by praying, witnessing and promoting, then the results can be exciting. The more excited people become, the more likely they will want to be involved. Let the church know something exciting is about to happen.
Some Advertising Tips
Posters: You can down load our posters and from our Advertising page.
You may want to try it in black and white first to see if the size is correct.
Keep in mind when putting up posters most stores don’t want too big of posters on their
bulletin boards 81/2 x11 are best, but big ones are great for your own church.
You can have Staples print these for about 50 cents, color is always the best.
Email: Use the email info on the advertising page and send out to your church family.
Attach the poster to the email.
Ask parents to do your advertising. Ask them to forward your special event information onto as many
families as possible. It takes no money and little effort to hit "forward", and dedicated parents
will happily do this. It resembles "word of mouth advertising," which is still viewed as best.
Facebook: Post your event with brief details, copy one of the posters and put it up on your page.
Post it at least 2 months with details stating lock your calendar for this coming event.
1 month and then each week up to the date. Advertisers say at least 7 times.
Direct Mailing: Your local post office can tell you the exact routes. They need to be bundled in 50-100 lots with elastics. They should be mailed out at least two weeks in advance. People still read mail but probably least effective for your dollar.
Local hometown newspapers: These can be given the news release (click on the Advertising page). This is a free service, papers use for interesting upcoming events. They should have it at least two weeks in advance. They may or may not use it.
Your local Christian bookstore-ask if you can put up posters or leave a stack of small flyers.
Your people: The flyers in the hands of your people are by far the most effective way of advertising. The Gospel of Mark records an illustration of good publicity of a man Jesus healed of leprosy. The man “went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter”.
Your entrance way is the key place for decorating. A balloon bouquet of smiling faces makes a fun greeting for kids arriving. Inflate a bunch of quality large round latex balloons or, even better, purchase helium-filled balloons at a party store (generally, they cost about $1 apiece).
Please keep the platform clear for our equipment.
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